Creamsicle Sticky Buns

In this latest episode of Cooking with Sun King, Chef Steven creates a sweet summer treat that features Sun King Brewery’s Orange Vanilla Sunlight Cream Ale. This light, citrus-centric twist on the cinnamon roll is exactly what you need to brighten your day.

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine warm milk, Orange Vanilla Cream Ale, yeast, sugar, salt, butter, and eggs. Add in flour. Using a dough hook, turn the mixer on to a low speed.
  2. Once the flour starts to incorporate into the dough, increase the speed to medium. Add more flour as necessary so that the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. The dough mixture should be soft and tacky, but not stick to your hands. Add more or less flour until the dough reaches the desired consistency.
  3. Transfer the dough to a lightly greased mixing bowl. Cover with a towel and let rise until double in size, about 1 hour.
  4. Lightly grease a 9×13 pan. On a clean surface, roll the dough into a 12-inch by 18-inch rectangle.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, combine the butter, sugar, and orange zest. Spread in an even layer on top of the dough, leaving 1/2 inch on the top edge. Roll up tightly lengthwise so you have one long roll. Use a sharp serrated knife to cut the dough into 12 even slices.
  6. Place the slices into a lightly greased 9×13 pan. Cover and let rise 30 to 45 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake the rolls for about 20-25 minutes, until just kissed with brown on top.
  8. While the orange rolls are baking, make the cream cheese glaze by using a hand mixer to whip together cream cheese and butter in a bowl until light and fluffy. Whip in powdered sugar and orange extract. Add enough Orange Vanilla Cream Ale to achieve a soft, easily spreadable consistency.
  9. Frost the rolls while still warm. Serve immediately or cool and store. Stays good for 4 to 5 days.

Recipe Credit

Culinary Director Steven Unrue has been a chef in Indiana for the past 13 years. He’s skilled craftsmanship in the culinary arts has allowed him to work at many great Indianapolis restaurants and private dining facilities. Learning and mastering food and beverage pairing has been a huge focus of Steven’s and is what led him to Sun King Brewery & Spirits.

As Culinary Director, Steven is currently building a database of paired recipes for all of Sun King Brewery’s variety of unique beers and handcrafted spirits. He is passionate about teaching other local chefs on how best to pair Sun King beer with their dishes. He aspires to educate not only the Sun King staff but all of Sun King’s fans with the knowledge of food and beer and why each style of beer pairs so well with various dishes.